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British PM candidates clash over Brexit in TV grilling

London - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn took diverging tacks over Brexit negotiations on Monday as they faced a live televised grilling ahead of June's general election.

Britain tells Merkel it will be 'strong partner'

London - Britain on Monday said it would be a "strong partner" to Germany in response to comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel about Britain and the United States no longer being reliable allies.

BA flights disrupted for third day after IT crash

London - Passengers faced a third day of disruption at Heathrow on Monday as British Airways cancelled short-haul flights after a global computer crash that unions blamed on the outsourcing of IT services to India.

Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing

Manchester - British police said they had arrested a new suspect on Monday over the Manchester bombings, bringing to 14 the number of people they have in custody over the attack.

Manchester comedy club sees humour as best medicine after attack

Manchester - Days after a bomb ripped through the Manchester Arena, locals take their seats at a comedy club where British humour is helping people cope with the aftermath of the terror attack.

Manchester attack probe: 16 people in detention

London - A total of 16 people are in detention in Britain and Libya over the May 22 suicide bombing at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester by a British-born man of Libyan origin.

Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

Frankfurt Am Main - Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday."The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out.

More Heathrow chaos as BA scrambles to recover from IT crash

London - Thousands of travellers faced further chaos on Sunday as British Airways cancelled around 40 flights from London's Heathrow Airport following an IT system failure.Around one quarter of Sunday's flights set to depart from London's key hub before 1.

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

London - British Airways said it hopes to resume most flights out of London's major airports on Sunday after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

London - British Airways said it hopes to resume most flights out of London's major airports on Sunday after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.

Police make fresh arrest as Manchester runners defy terror threat

Manchester - A British minister said Sunday members of suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network could still be a large, as thousands defied the terror threat to take part in an annual half marathon.

Police reveal photos of Manchester bomber on night of attack

Manchester - Police on Saturday released security camera images of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night he massacred 22 people at a pop concert.

Police reveal photos of Manchester bomber on night of attack

Manchester - Police on Saturday released security camera images of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night he massacred 22 people at a pop concert.

Police reveal photos of Manchester bomber on night of attack

Manchester - Police on Saturday released security camera images of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night he massacred 22 people at a pop concert.

Manchester residents anxious amid major terror probe

Manchester - Bomb squads and repeated police raids have rattled Manchester residents, who find themselves caught up in a fast-moving terrorism investigation to find those behind Monday's suicide bomb attack.

BA cancels all flights from major London airports after IT failure

London - British Airways cancelled all its flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after a computer systems failure, causing chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.

Anonymous Muslim opens arms to grieving Mancunians

Manchester - "I'm Muslim and I trust you. Do you trust me enough for a hug?" asks a blindfolded man, arms out wide, to mourners at the focal point of tributes to victims of the Manchester bombing.

Attack sparks robust security for FA Cup and other sporting events

London - Armed police looked on as thousands watched the Great CityGames in the centre of Manchester on Friday just days after a suicide bomb at a pop concert claimed 22 lives and wounded dozens.

Gibraltar bets on holding online gambling top spot

Gibraltar - Gibraltar Friday vowed to do whatever it takes to keep its position as a leading online gambling jurisdiction despite Britain's looming exit from the European Union.

Gritty part of Manchester recalls 'angry' suicide bomber

Manchester - The terror manhunt in Manchester focused on a gritty area of the city notorious for gangland murders on Friday as the head of a local mosque where suicide bomber Salman Abedi worshipped recalled him as an "angry" young man.

Secrets among friends: leaks jolt US-British security ties

Washington - Within minutes of British counter-terror police learning a deadly blast had struck Manchester Arena, their US counterparts were in the loop. That is how the security relationship -- one of the world's closest -- is supposed to work.

Top US diplomat stokes 'fires for justice' over Manchester

London - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted extremists must be wiped out and that "fires for justice" were burning hot over the Manchester attack, during a solidarity visit to Britain on Friday.

Manchester shows pride with bee tattoos after attack

Manchester - Since the terror attack, Manchester's tattoo parlours have been swarmed by requests for tattoos of bees -- a symbol of the city and its residents' deep community spirit.

Macron snubs May on post-Brexit trade deal talks

Taormina - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday brushed off Theresa May’s request for early talks on a trade deal with the EU after Brexit.

What we know about the Manchester attacker's bomb

Manchester - Manchester suicide bomber Salem Abedi used a powerful explosive device that was painstakingly assembled -- likely with assistance -- for his deadly attack on a pop concert, according to officials and experts.

France to 'do everything we can' to help Britain fight terror: Macron

Taormina - President Emmanuel Macron on Friday vowed France's total support for Britain's fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit.

Hungary bars British far-right figure Griffin

Budapest - Hungary has declared British far-right figure Nick Griffin a "persona non grata" and barred him from the country, the interior ministry said Friday.

France to 'do everything we can' to help Britain fight terror: Macron

Taormina - President Emmanuel Macron on Friday vowed France's total support for Britain's fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit.

Russians warned against visiting UK over terror threat

Moscow - Russian authorities on Friday warned its citizens against visiting Britain after London raised its threat level in the wake of the Manchester suicide attack.

Britain arrests two more in probe of Manchester bombing network

London - British police said they arrested two more people during raids Saturday in connection with the suicide bombing at a Manchester concert, with a "large part" of the network behind the attack now being held.
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